In the North West of Ireland, Donegal is internationally well known because of its impressive natural scenery and waves, considered to be some of the best in the world. But in recent years, Donegal has become an attractive destination not only sought out by surfers, but also by food lovers, because of its “A Taste of Donegal Food Festival”

Carlingford Oyster Festival is held every year since the late nineties. It promises four days of Oysters and lots of fun.The festival is a family orientated festival with Oyster treasure hunt, world crab fishing, street entertainment, children’s activities, live music, water regattas, food market and gourmet events including Carlingford’s Chowder Sunday.

Held over the last weekend of September, the Leenane Autumnal Festival showcases traditional local food, arts and crafts. Based on, and incorporating many of the traditional elements from the bygone Leenane Pattern Day, be sure to check out all of the exciting events currently being lined up for this great day out!

Each year, on the last weekend of September, Galway City celebrates the International Oyster & Seafood Festival, the most internationally recognised Irish festival after St Patrick’s Day and the world’s longest running Oyster Festival in the country.

Every September since 1954, the city of Clarenbridge celebrates the king of seafood with a festival of food, entertainment, music, dancing and most of all a festival of fun with the Oyster at its centre. 

A Taste of West Cork Food Festival is fast becoming a not to be missed event in the international food calendar. It brings together a unique mix of diverse activities, from gastronomy demonstrations to tours around Cork County, a well known region for producing some of the best artisan food in Ireland.

Orangefest Events

Belfast Orangefest showcases aspects of Ulster's rich heritage and culture. The Belfast “12th of July” celebrations are a magnificent spectacle of tradition, colour and music that can be enjoyed by all locals and visitors alike. There are many events taking place after the parades, including street entertainment and a return of the successful food market at Belfast City Hall.

This year is going to be bigger and better than ever! 

Savour Kelkenny offers plenty of cooking demonstrations with some of Ireland’s best known chefs, lots of tasting and fine dining events, plenty of debate about hot food topics and lots of foodie fun.

Come along and join the Saint Anne's Square Taste of Summer Food Festival, a summer celebration of the finest local and international food and drink.